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CathEx to Scotland 5-7 July 2015

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Steamage, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Steamage

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    Slightly surprised there's been no discussion of this trip yet...

    I see from UKsteam.info that 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley is now rostered to work most of this tour (except for KX-York on Sunday, Edinburgh-St Andrews on Monday evening and York-KX on Tuesday). There is a l/e move from Grosmont to York (NRM) on Saturday: http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U50568/2015/07/04/advanced

    I'm pleased to see No 7 is able to get out to the national network again. I hope the tour goes well.
     
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    Pity they couldn't top up number 7 in York as it could create an opportunity for an A1 and A4 at the stops in KX which would be very welcome.
     
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    60007 was always planned to come off the tour at York. Given all the recent problems with mainline steam it is good news 60007 has the chance of this pre-overhaul farewell tour. Likely to be the last chance to travel behind (or see 7) on the mainline for a few years.
     
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    Cheers Paul. Hadn't thought to check SD, but nothing was showing on UK STEAM as of late last night. Looks like a 'splash and dash' at Heaton, rather than Tyne Yard. Plus, of course, Berwick DGL
     
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    Looking at the York - Newcastle and Berwick - Edinburgh times, at least there will be time to enjoy the scenery but, I guess, giving plenty of wriggle room in the path is no bad thing.
     
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    The Trust is very sorry to inform members that this morning 3rd July 60007 has failed a pre-FTR exam. Very sadly this means that 60007 will not be available for the planned tours to Edinburgh this weekend.
     
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    Sad news. Feel sorry for friends booked on this. Having endured the fiasco that was GB8, they were looking forward to three days of steam haulage.
     
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    It seems a troubled loco at present. Very sad for all.
     
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    What a very great shame. Sad for the Trust and for the passengers.

    Is there an alternative loco available to cover even part of the itinerary? Perhaps one of the FW-based locos could be brought south work the Fife circuit on Monday? (I won't suggest Tornado - that would be pushing credibility too far...)
     
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    tornado cannot ''step in'' - wrong TOC - :Resistanceisfutile:
     
  13. Steamage

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    That's rather what I meant...
     
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    So what's actually knackered with SNG ?.
     
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    How about West Coast risking the fragile Scot for the fare paying passengers, or is that a bridge too far.
     
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    Yes Swiss fair comment but theres a big difference between plodding over the S&C and running on a the racetrack that is the ECML





    Jeremy has a liking for your post Swiss as he wants to be the skier
     
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    Oh that's bad news, was looking forward to SNG on Monday over the Forth Bridge.
     
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    Maybe they're frightened of the big bad South African gentleman locking up their loco again when they cross the border. :D
     
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    No the West Coast cheerleaders will never back down 2813912062_c20e028b44_o.jpg
     
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